Pleasure Planet places you in the role of Cadet Holt, a young cadet in Starfleet, on board a passenger vessel on your way back to your sophomore year at Starfleet Academy. En route, the passenger vessel is attacked by pirates and driven into the orbit of a planet that was once home to a long-vanished civilization. Around this planet, the alien civilization had left behind an usual trap for visiting ships. One by one the passengers and crew are beamed off the vessel and onto the planet's surface. In the process of transport, everyone's gender is reversed!
When Pleasure Planet is completed, your task will be to escape the planet and return to the Academy, where you will find everyone much intrigued about the changes you have undergone. Your Academy instructors hope you will assist in the investigation of this strange new technology and to help track down and identify the pirates who attacked the passenger ship. Starfleet brass are interested in the possibilities of using this technology in the field of espionage. And some of your fellow students think you look very good in your new skin . . .
Cadet Holt may begin as a male (and turn female), or begin as a female (and turn male). You may select any starting orientation, and select a new orientation after you are transformed.
This game was originally built in RAGS and has been ported to Twine. It has now surpassed the content of the RAGS version.
From the Beta Centauri
Zoya Allaire: F Human cadet, medical department (general practice). Transforms into a Bajoran male.
Darvok: M Vulcan cadet, science department (astrophysics). Transforms into an Orion female.
Erelan: M Orion cadet, operations department (communications). Transforms into a Vulcan female.
Pyria Calinor: F Bajoran cadet, security department (internal security). Transforms into a Klingon male.
Choice of Boyfriends
Golak, son of Apok: bi M Klingon cadet, medical department (surgery).
Jori Kamal: straight M human, engineering department (energy fields).
Msia Vernetti: bi M human, command department (flight control).
Rekar Burona, straight M Bajoran, operations department (transporters).
Suvak, gay M Vulcan, security department (forensics).
Choice of Girlfriends
Jirra Atrai, straight F Betazoid, medical department (general practice).
Kristjiana Shao, straight F human, command department (executive ops).
Liss, lesbian F Klingon, security department (tactical assault).
Melody Mirwani, lesbian F human, operations department (replication systems).
Sauzin Tor, bi F Trill, science department (archaeology).
Silunaa, straight F Orion, engineering department (warp drives).
T'Khara, bi female Vulcan, science department (geoscience).
Additional Male Romances
Quentin Mills, straight M human, operations department.
Harran, bi M Orion, security department.
Philip Korsakov, gay M human, engineering department.
Dorav, straight M Vulcan, medical department.
Tras Dinawa, straight M Bolian, science department.
Ordro Nox, bi M Betazoid, science department.
Darzol Ker, straight M Trill, command department.
Practor, straight M Ferengi.
Bacek, straight M Cardassian.
Caleet, straight M Romulan.
Additional Female Romances
Alandra Dod, straight F Bolian, operations department.
Denjik Mona, bi F Bajoran, command department.
Ekotha, daughter of K'gek, straight F Klingon, engineering department.
Katya Fumiko, straight F human, security department.
Preelo Orja, straight F Bajoran, science department.
Nixa Utax, lesbian F Betazoid, engineering department.
Joaquina Koskou-Ordoñez, bi F human, medical department.
Uzade, straight F Ferengi.
Terea, bi F Cardassian.
Vetees, straight F Romulan.
An excellent, well told story. The content makes sense perfectly in a Star Trek sort of way. As a Star Trek fan I appreciate the work that has been done towards this game! Really looking forward to more being added!
This is EXTREMELY well written! It's very much "in universe" and for anyone who likes Star Trek: Why are you still reading reviews? Go play this right now!
However, even if you're not a Star Trek fan, the writing is quite accessible and if you're a fan of scifi in general, then I think you'll enjoy this.
Excellent GUI using twine, the simulation of an LCARS console complete with sound effects was a great choice, and very much helps the reader suspend their disbelief. Transformations are great, and the "multiple" is something I don't think I've seen here before, or in the TF genre generally. Would love to see some more mental transformation in line with the physical. Very much looking forward to seeing how this progresses.
The story is interesting, and finally gets past the transformation and efforts to deal with the situation the characters find themselves in. The writing is good. The author is clearly interested in telling a story (which is what a good game will do) and is actively updating the story. We'll just have to be patient and see what the result is.
Right now, the game seems to end after the exposition, right before the actual transformation. It looks like it will blossom into a pretty good story, though. I only noticed one or two places where the author forgot they were writing in first-person and used "you", which is a common problem in interactive stories, since they're generally told from the reader's perspective. I look forward to seeing what becomes of all those hapless members of Starfleet on the planet's surface.
Currently stops when you take evasive action? Judging by previous reviews there ought to be more so I'll tentatively chalk it up to a bug.